Cyber Bullying Case Study

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A STUDY ON CYBER BULLYING AND CYBER BULLYING PREVENTION By Patrick Osas Edogiawere University of the People, U. S. A. Abstract This study investigates the nature of students especially adolescences’ who have faced cyberbullying. A survey study of 300 students from high schools was conducted. Chapell et al, (2004) 24.6% of 1,025 undergraduate respondents in a case study on bullying had been bullied; secondly, about 70% of undergraduate students who were bullied in high school bullied others in college; thirdly, more than 50% of students who had been victims or bullies respectively in elementary and high school repeated the pattern in college. In this article, ‘cyberbullying’ describes how bullying can be…show more content…
Study showcase that technologies now introduce new ways most people, society and organizations in the globe communicate effectively. For example, looking at the youth in the 21st century, online communication is route for them to stay connected with their friends. Prior to this, young folks can function well when they are "always on" and "connected." (Abbott, 1998, p. 84 – 105). Study shows that the impact of Cyber bullying on the victim, and the person who is standing near but not taking part in what is happening is associated with poor academic performance, not having confidence, loneliness, emotional distress and separation of a person(s) affections. Over a period of time, social media has raised concern over these issues and how to prevent it. Research also shows that traditional bullying has found a comparable aspect in terms of the characteristics outlined in the "American Psychological Association document” (2004). By so doing, theories on the psychological processes and consequences of traditional bullying might be applied to the study of a group of individuals who cyber bully so as to prevent this unwarranted…show more content…
Parents should also be in the position to communicate with their child in a clearer manner that bullying behavior is not acceptable in the society. Teaching good social skills, including the power to produce a desired result or effective conflict-resolution skills and anger management skills, can also help potential bullies learn alternative socially acceptable behaviors. References: Abbott, C (1998). Making connections: young people and the Internet. In J. Sefton-Green (Ed.), Digital diversions: youth culture in the age of multimedia, 84-105. London:UCL American Psychological Association. (2004, July). APA resolution on bullying among children and youth. Washington, DC: APA. Chapell, M., Casey, D., De la Cruz, C., Ferrell, J., Forman, J., Lipkin, R., Newsham, M., Sterling, M., & Whitaker, S.(2004).Bullying in college by students and teachers. Adolescence, 39(153), 53-64. Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. P. (2007). Electronic bullying among middle school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41(6 Suppl),

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